Ovarian stimulation for artificial insemination (AI) is minimal. This means that it uses low doses of hormonal drugs, unlike in vitro fertilization (IVF).
Its explanation is based on the fact that in an AI treatment only one or two ovarian follicles at the most are intended to develop. Therefore, the amounts of hormones to be administered to the patient during ovarian stimulation will be lower.
The patient will be administered gonadotropins for 10-12 days and when the follicles are of adequate size, the woman will be placed on hCG. At this time, the physician will plan the insemination in a maximum of 34 hours, to avoid ovulation.